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Posted on: June 24, 2022

City/County fire marshals place ban on all outdoor open burning until further notice

OUTDOOR BURN BAN

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 24, 2022) – The fire marshals for the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MRFD) and Rutherford County Fire & Rescue Department (RCFR) have issued a mandatory open burning ban for Rutherford County and the ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Two stranded 18-year-olds rescued after kayak overturns in fast-moving water

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (June 3, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Swiftwater Rescue team rescues two teens clinging to trees after their kayak overturned in fast-moving water on the Stones River.

The 18-years-olds, a male a...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

911 Center employees are now Train-the-Trainer CIT certified

CIT TRAIN THE TRAINER

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 23, 2022) -  Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center Emergency Operations Coordinator Becki Green and Communications Specialist II Brady Lutton are now 911 CIT certified through the Tennessee Emergency Communications...
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Posted on: May 16, 2022

MFRD Hazmat team responds after woman felt ill after opening package; package is harmless

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 16, 2022) – A Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Hazmat team has determined nothing harmful was inside an envelope after a woman opened it and reported feeling ill on Monday, May 16. 

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

Murfreesboro citizens respond with 95-percent ‘Positive Satisfaction’ following advancements in 911

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When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and quickly to triage the incident.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – When an emergency suddenly occurs and a Murfreesboro citizen or visitor dials 9-1-1, the first Emergency Dispatcher who answers the call for help is cross-trained, certified, and utilizes new technology tools accurately and...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Murfreesboro Fire launches ‘Teen Fire Academy’

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Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department is launching a Teen Fire Academy in July for students ages 13 to 17. The fire academy teaches cadets about the fire service, provides teamwork, and leadership skills, and sparks interest in becoming a firefighter.

Murfreesboro, TN – (May 12, 2022) Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) is launching a Teen Fire Academy in July for local students ages 13 to 17.  The fire academy teaches cadets about the fire service, provides teamwork,...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Officer, resident taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after overnight fire; tenants displaced

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A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation. Firefighters helped to evacuate others.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (May 6, 2022) - A Murfreesboro Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation after helping to evacuate tenants at an early morning apartment fire. An elderly tenant was also treated for smoke inhalation.  Firefighte...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Murfreesboro implements a new citizen feedback solution for 911

Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center

The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solicit feedback after a call is made to the ECC.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (April 7, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is one of the first 911 Centers in Tennessee to implement an innovative new technology called CueHit PowerEngage to track citizen satisfaction and solic...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

County Fire Departments Provide Mutual Aid for Sevier County Wildfire

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Several fire departments in Rutherford County are sending equipment and manpower to help battle the Sevier County wildfire in East Tennessee after a request for assistance was issued through the Tennessee Mutual Aid System.

Three members of the La Vergne Fire and Rescue Department were sent Wednesday night on a company pumper truck along with three members of Rutherford County Fire Department who provided a company tanker truck. Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department sent eight...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Fire Marshal implements burn ban

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 11, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) has issued a ban on any open burning due to the current red flag warning issued by the National Weather Service until further notice.

Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Carl Peas made the decision Friday afternoon after firefighters responded to multiple mulch, grass, and brush fires. 

 

“Due to current fire responses and the wind conditions in the city of Murfreesbo...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department announces promotions

MFRD PROMOTION JAN 2022

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (February 1, 2022) – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) Chief Mark Foulks announces the promotion of two long-time employees.

 

Mark McCluskey has been promoted to assistant chief of operations. McClusk...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

MFRD assistant chief is retiring after more than three decades

MFRD ASSISTANT CHIEF KAYE JERNIGAN

Murfreesboro, TENN. (January 18, 2022) – The Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) first female captain and first female assistant chief is retiring after 33 years of dedicated service to the department and the City of Murfreesboro....

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Murfreesboro cross-trains emergency dispatchers to handle medical related 911 calls for help

Ashley Langdon Communications Specialist II

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (October 27, 2021) – Murfreesboro Emergency Communications Center (ECC) has cross-trained and certified 9-1-1 operators in Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD). Dispatchers can now provide lifesaving and safety instructi...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

MFRD becomes first fire department in state to earn simultaneous CFAI accreditation and ISO Class 1

CITY OF MURFREESBORO CFAI

Murfreesboro, TENN. – Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department (MFRD) becomes the first fire department in the state of Tennessee to simultaneous hold Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation and Insurance Service Office (IS...

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